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First Annual Juris Educational Resource Knowledge Conference For Legal Nurse Consulting A Success


Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, registered nurse and certified legal nurse consultant, reported that the first ever conference created by Claire Hull, founder of the educational organization, attracted legal nurse consultants nationwide.

The conference was held in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 1, 2010 consisting of a full day program plus networking events held before and after the legal nurse educational seminar.

About the seminar:

Starting off the day, Janee Schrule presented “Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Using CaseMap to organize, analyze and summarize Medical Records.” Schrule is a specialist of the software available through LexisNexis Litigation Services.

Headlining, Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC followed with a clear and concise talk of report writing tips for legal nurses. Iyer has been well published in the medical legal field. She has edited or written 22 books, authored 43 book chapters and written numerous articles.

Changing gears, Lee Houston, RN, BSN, former EMT and police officer, has enjoyed a rapid fire start up of his legal nursing career. He delivered a talk about Emergency Medical Services (EMS) documentation and what legal nurses should look for when performing medical legal review of these records.

The afternoon sessions focused largely on forensic matters. Lisa Mayhew, MS of Chapel Hill, NC, a Child Death Scene Investigator and Trainer for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner spoke about current forensic trends. She also presented key issues and legal issues regarding infant, child and adolescent deaths and injuries for legal nurses to consider in their medical legal reviews.

Valerie Lane, RN, CLNC in “Corrections” from Springville, California educated the legal nurses about 8th amendment rights of inmates and correctional healthcare delivery issues. Lane pointed out ethics involved such as inmate rights and common areas for legal nurses to check for deviations from and adherences to standards of care for correctional healthcare documentation.

Deborah Flowers, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, discussed sexual assault of both children and adults in relation to medical legal issues. Flowers became involved with this work through a long career as an emergency room nurse. She continues her work at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for the Child Medical Evaluation Program there.

About the Atlanta legal nurse:

Liz Buddenhagen, legal nurse consultant, assists Atlanta attorneys with their medically related legal cases. Buddenhagen has a broad 30 year background in healthcare including critical care and has reviewed criminal defense, medical negligence, product liability, general negligence and personal injury cases. For more information, view, email or call 770-725-2997.


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